January 7, 2022

One-year certificate programs

International Center of Photography

Stephania Corpi Arnaud, Mujeres de la Tierra, 2021. Digital. Photo: Stephania Corpi Arnaud.

The International Center of Photography offers two one-year certificate programs, Creative Practices and the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism which provide advanced students with an intensive year-long course of study to strengthen personal vision, refine skills and technique, and explore the many disciplines informing media and art today.

The Creative Practices Program embraces a diverse range of photographic approaches for innovative expression in an atmosphere of cooperative learning. Students are not only encouraged to explore and define their own goals, but are also challenged to situate their work within the broader context of the cultural, artistic, sociopolitical, and psychological use of images.

The Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program focuses specifically on the investigative skills and technical knowledge necessary for students to advance in the complex and constantly changing world of visual storytelling. ICP’s long-standing commitment to documentary practice ensures that this program engages faculty who are some of the foremost practitioners in the field today.

See the work of past students in the 2021 virtual showcase from ICP's one-year certificate students in Creative Practices and Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism.

Learn more about the admissions process and find out about tuition assistance opportunities. Apply by March 6, 2022 to secure your spot.

About the the International Center of Photography
The International Center of Photography is one of the world's most extensive and best-equipped schools of photography and is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. ICP serves about 3,500 adults and teens each year, offering 400 courses in a curriculum that ranges from digital media and darkroom classes to full-time certificate programs. Other educational programming includes photographer lectures, seminars, symposia, and complementary activities that make ICP dynamic and unique among photographic institutions. Learn more at

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